- Please quit all this "DARKSIDE" nonsense
I got a roadie two years ago after 22 years of mountain biking and I haven’t looked back. I still enjoy the odd ride on the mountain bike but for thrills the roadie is unbeatable. I’m twice as fit as I was for those 22 years and slimmer too. There’s a purity and subtlety about road riding that mountain biking just doesn’t give you; riding fast in a chain gang, doing through and off and coming come absolutely shattered then hanging the bike up and going for a shower, compared with the filth, the constant wear of components, the expense, the frustratingly slow pace of club rides thanks to other riders’ mechanical incompetence, then the whole beer guzzling, fat-belly scene.
Never thought I’d say this but I believe that mountain bikes may be a fun entry into cycling but in the end most riders will drift slowly towards the road.Posted 6 years agoTurnerGuyMember
P.S. Road cycling is harder than mountain biking x10
That’s b*llx – for one thing it depends on how hard you are riding your bike.
as someone once said:Posted 6 years ago
It is more athletic (mountain biking). The skill level of a mountain biker is different than a road racer. There are a lot of road racers who could never do this because of the technical stuff and the coordination it requires.thebunkMember
My theory is that the disconcerting number of non-mountain bike related chat on a mountain bike forum is because mountain biking lingo is more “in the moment” and doesn’t translate well to forums – for instance:
Dude! Dude, I went for a madcore thrash with our fellow brother huckers, you should have been there, it was totally off the hook.
sounds (relatively) stupid compared to:
I went for a pootle with the peleton, just a 2000 mile spin last night. You wouldn’t have managed.
Your thread retort was totally rad brother!
doesn’t go down well on this forum. However poncy this next example sounds, it seems to be used without question round these parts:
p.s. I don’t have either a “hucking” bike, or a sleek road monster, so I tend to say things like, wowzers! wowzy wow! when I’m excited by things – I guess you go with what feels right, but I humbly suggest that this is a good replacement for the c word.Posted 6 years ago
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